TIME is a selection of photographs from the career of Chang Chao-Tang featured at his first solo retrospective at the Taipei Fine Art Museum. Chang describes his imagery as depicting loss and finding affinity with Taiwan’s Lost Generation. In an essay, Chang writes “My images are of real people and places, but they are not about superficial emotions nor are they just a result of being a witness to events.”
Chao-Tang Chang, born in 1943 in Panchiao City, Taipei County, is one of Taiwan’s most important photographers. Chang began taking pictures as a teenager in high school at the start of the White Terror period, which referred to 38 years of martial law in Taiwan imposed by the Chinese Kuomintang. Chang’s imagery is influenced by the social realist works in literature and surrealist painting. In 2013, he had his first major retrospective exhibition at the Taipei Fine Art Museum.
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